When Michael Bay wants to screen a cut of his movie, he calls Anthony. Anthony flies from L.A. to wherever Bay is with a pair of digitally encrypted hard drives – one primary, one backup – that will allow Bay’s movie to be projected in a certain theater at a certain time before, basically, self-destructing. “He does this for Steven and me,” Bay says, meaning Spielberg. Tonight, the theater is in a South Beach multiplex that Bay has arranged for the occasion, where he’s sitting in the third row of a totally empty theater, Nikes propped on the seat in front of him. “We don’t do anything small,” he says. Michael Bay, small? That’s like telling the sun not to shine, the grass not to grow, the 10-megaton nuclear device not to explode. From Armageddon to Pearl Harbor to his $3 billion Transformers franchise, Bay has spent his 20-year career going bigger, louder, more explode-y. Together, his 11 … [Read more...] about ’13 Hours’: Can Michael Bay Pull Off a Gritty Movie About Benghazi?
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Photo: Missing Link Photo: Missing Link Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Missing Link Laika’s Chris Butler on ‘Missing Link’: ‘Stop-Motion Requires a Different Frame of Mind’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Chris Butler, Oscar-nominated for the 2012 animated “ParaNorman,” is back in the race again with Laika’s “Missing Link,” a beautiful and sweet tale of friendship told in stop-motion. Butler says: “When people learn what I do, their reaction is ‘Fun!’ It is fun, but it’s also extremely hard.” He adds with a laugh, “In this job, you can have intense arguments over the design of a fork.” That points up one of the key differences between live- action … [Read more...] about Laika’s Chris Butler on ‘Missing Link’: ‘Stop-Motion Requires a Different Frame of Mind’
Funko is about to release a set of Pop! figures based off of the original 1993 Jurassic Park movie and they're pretty amazing. Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcom is a fan favorite and now he can lay on your desk at work in all of his shirtless glory. The line of Jurassic Park figures was announced a few weeks ago, but they did not announce what specific figures were going to be included in the set, leading to many jokes about the possibility of a shirtless Jeff Goldblum. And now, it's a real thing. Jeff Goldblum portrayed Dr. Ian Malcolm in the original Jurassic Park and the character has developed a cult-like group of fans over the past 25 years, leading to the pinnacle of success this day in age with his own memes. It was implied that the character died at the end of the first book, but Goldblum is returning to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to reprise his role after the movie used his catchphrase in the first posters teasing the movie. Many attribute Dr. Malcolm's staying power to the … [Read more...] about Shirtless Jeff Goldblum Gets a Jurassic Park Funko Pop Toy
Conservatively speaking, there have been approximately 84 quadrillion episodes of television this decade, so narrowing down the 25 best over the last 10 years is on its face a silly thing to do. But we tried it anyway, because, simply put, there was never a better time to be a fan of TV than in the 2010s. The term “peak TV” was coined to define the explosion in content largely thanks to the ascendancy of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, but it’s also come to reflect the spike in quality television as well. So to cast as wide a net as possible, we only allowed one episode per show on our list, and even then, there is every chance we didn’t include at least one of your favorites. This is what comment sections are for, so please reflect with us, in chronological order, on some of the best TV had to offer since 2010, and then share your personal favorites as well. Grey’s Anatomy: "Sanctuary" and "Death and All His Friends" (Season 6, Episodes 23 and 24)First … [Read more...] about 25 TV Episodes From This Decade We’ll Never Forget
This story is part of CNET's <em>coverage of Apple Arcade</em> , including exclusive first looks we got at some of the service's high-profile new games. Apple firmly staked its claim in the gaming world on Sept. 10 with more details on its new game subscription service, called Apple Arcade. The service, first announced in March, costs $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) per month and lets you play 100 new and exclusive games across the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV. Content is slowly rolling out for Mac.Apple Arcade launched ahead of schedule as part of iOS 13's public beta, with multiple games ready to play. Key games on the service include The Enchanted World, Where Cards Fall and Shinsekai: Into the Depths. It became widely available Sept. 19 in more than 150 countries. Read more: All the hardware you need to play Apple Arcade games iOS 13's first update, iOS 13.1, arrived almost a week early and brought with … [Read more...] about Apple Arcade: The full list of games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod Touch (updated)
Do you remember the day when Netscape became a $2 billion company, or when Amazon upended our online expectations by introducing 1-Click shopping? How about when Napster faced down Metallica and Twitter showed us what was really happening on the streets of Tehran? These are the moments of innovation that changed our world and continue to point us to the future. advertisement advertisement 1995: The birth of the fast company It was the IPO pop heard round the world: How Netscape’s triumph signaled the arrival of a new business model—and a new mind-set. I first realized that August 9, 1995, would be a day to remember when two coworkers bet each other on the opening and closing price of a new stock issue from a Mountain View, California–based company called Netscape Communications. Their excitement was electric, and it only grew as the stock doubled its offering price from $14 to $28 that morning; by the time it started trading after 11 a.m., the stock had … [Read more...] about 20 Moments From The Past 20 Years That Moved The Whole World Forward